Mary’s Newtown

I’m a huge fan of Studio Ghibli movies. The details in the watercolour backgrounds behind the animated characters, the amazing soundtracks crafted by the artist Joe Hisaishi, the utter nonsensical, whimsical plots of some of the movie plot lines and a certain quirkiness to many of the characters that you can’t find in those from…

Seafood Pies

With it being halfway through the last month of winter, I looked back at the things I’ve made over this winter season and was in disbelief that I have not made some form of pie. Pie, like lasagne, is a winter essential and after a brief discussion with Viv at work about her recent attempts…

Honey Orange Roasted Duck with Paris Mash, Candied Hazelnuts and Salad

Now this is unusual, you must be saying. Cath NOT making a dessert?? The idea for this dish came after watching Masterchef Australia, where I saw Ben making the Paris mash for his dish in the Guillaume at Bennelong challenge. Surprisingly, I’ve never made mash before, not having any sort of masher, and I figured…